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Putting HTV on Mugs with a Mug Press: Beginner Tutorial

Ahhh you guys I finally got myself a mug press...and not just any mug press but a 3-in-1 mug press!

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This TransPro 3-in-1 Mug Press allows you to press onto various size and shape mugs all from one machine by switching out the attachments.  AND hello...I am pressing HTV onto these bad boys!

Alright let me introduce you to my newest press.  This is now my third TransPro Heat Press from Pro World - I also have the TransPro Hat Press and a 15 x 15 Transpro Heat Press.

I love that this one - even with various attachments - is compact enough that I can store it on a shelf or in a cabinet.

The 3-in-1 mug press comes with press attachments to press onto 11 oz, 15 oz, and latte mugs.  When you first unpack it the 11 oz mug press attachment is attached to the press.

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Just power on the press and set the temperature (based on the material you're pressing onto the mug). It only takes a few minutes for this mug press to come up to temperature.  Lots of people use mug presses for sublimation, but since I know a lot of Silhouette crafters are interested in applying HTV to mugs - that's how I tested it for my first go.  And since I know you'll ask -the various size blank mugs are also from Pro World.

After the press came up to about 360 degrees, I placed the cut HTV on the mug.

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Place the mug - with the handle up - into the mug press.

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Just pull the handle toward you to close the press and apply heat and pressure around the mug. You'll need to manually press the green button to start the timer.

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Once the timer goes off, remove the mug from the 3-in-1 mug press and let it cool slightly before attempting to peel off the clear carrier sheet. The mugs get very hot so this could take a few minutes.

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A lot of crafters find working with heat transfer vinyl easier than adhesive vinyl when it comes to cutting, weeding, and applying.  This is especially true when it comes to applying vinyl decals to round objects like mugs and latte cups. A mug press makes it super fast and easy and of course you can not only apply HTV with it - but also sublimation.

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